Dwayne Haskins Jr. held his first presser since being named the Redskins starting QB for the rest of the season. He talking about getting the job and feeling more comfortable in the offense with more reps as the starter. He also mentioned the need for accountability and earning the respect of the veterans on the team.
Watch Live: Dwayne Haskins Jr. Speaks to the Media https://t.co/EtetrK7Xvw— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 13, 2019
Starting QB for the rest of the season:
Dwayne Haskins to the podium.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) November 13, 2019
“I’m really excited...I’ve worked really hard to get this point.”
Says he’s excited to lead and he hopes it’s a chance for the guys to rally around him.
Haskins said it "meant a lot" for Callahan to name him the starter for the rest of the season.— Ryan Fowler (@FowlerRyan1) November 13, 2019
Added he's "very excited" for his first start at FedEx Field.
High School QB coach:
Haskins said that after practice Wednesday, he worked out with his high school quarterbacks coach a few times and then came into the facility Sunday to get ready for Monday's session.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) November 13, 2019
Haskins: “It’s different when you hear a play and talk about a play and haven’t gotten live reps. Now that I’ve had a chance to practice and get multiple reps, I’m a lot more comfortable.”— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) November 13, 2019
Haskins says that more game reps let him feel more command in the huddle, and that helps when he has to tell guys like Brandon Scherff what to do pic.twitter.com/KSKSFZp7qN— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 13, 2019
Haskins said he's aware of Gregg Williams unique defensive schemes and coverages.— Ryan Fowler (@FowlerRyan1) November 13, 2019
Said Sunday will "be a challenge", but he looks forward "to every opportunity I get whenever I put that helmet on."
More comfortable with the offense:
Dwayne Haskins says he’s a “lot more comfortable” in the offense than when he was thrown in against the Giants— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) November 13, 2019
First start at FedEx Field:
Haskins said he’s really excited for his first-career home start Sunday. Being a local kid, he says it’ll be even more special playing in front of his family, friends and home-state fans at FedExField. #Redskins— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) November 13, 2019
Haskins said that if everyone can get on the same page, the #Redskins offense can be “very effective, very explosive and make a lot of plays.”— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) November 13, 2019
Now it’s about being accountable and asking for help when needed.
Haskins says he met with Bill Callahan after the Vikings game because he wanted to show accountability.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 13, 2019
Dwayne Haskins said what prompted him to go into Bill Callahan’s office is that he’d already experienced two losses, and he didn’t want that put in his stomach feeling again— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) November 13, 2019
Haskins says at Ohio State he had to earn the trust of older players and he took pride in doing that. He’s working on doing that now with the Redskins, and it shows in the weight room and the meeting room.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 13, 2019
Haskins said throughout his career he's had to prove himself to older, more experienced players.— Ryan Fowler (@FowlerRyan1) November 13, 2019
Said the NFL is nothing new and Haskins "hopes it's translating to the guys in the locker room."
Haskins said starting for Ohio State as a redshirt sophomore helped him prepare for being a young NFL quarterback. Both scenarios require Haskins to prove to the older players that he can produce and lead. #Redskins— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) November 13, 2019
Haskins says the meetings he’s had with O’Connell have helped them be on the same page. When KOC calls a play, Dwayne knows why and what he’s looking for. He laughs and adds “basically when he calls it, he knows I’m not gonna screw it up!”— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) November 13, 2019